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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Congratulations to EU-free UK! Forget the bit about going to the 'back of a queue'--pompous ass Obama will be gone in 6 months

Above, 6/24/16, "Dawn breaks behind the Houses of Parliament and the statue of Winston Churchill in Westminster Credit: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth," from "EU referendum results live: Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union," UK Telegraph

6/24/16, "Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce," Reuters, LONDON |

..."Quitting the EU could cost Britain access to the EU's trade barrier-free single market and mean it must seek new trade accords with countries around the world. President Barack Obama says it would be at the "back of a queue" for a U.S. pact....

Aside from Denmark-ruled Greenland, which left the EEC in 1985 after a row over fishing rights, Britain is the first country to leave the EU, and even EU officials say it takes the continent into uncharted territory.

EU affairs ministers and ambassadors from member states gather in Luxembourg by 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) for routine talks that will provide the first chance for many to react. A regular EU summit has been pushed back to next Tuesday and Wednesday, when Cameron may trigger Article 50 of the EU's treaty, the legal basis for a country to leave, setting in motion two years of divorce negotiations. 

Even less clear at this stage is what sort of relationship Britain will seek to negotiate with the EU once it has left.

To retain access to the single market, vital for its giant financial services sector, London would have to adopt all EU regulation without having a say in its shaping, and pay a substantial contribution to Brussels coffers for market access, as Norway and Switzerland do. EU officials have said UK-based banks and financial companies would lose automatic “passport” access to sell services across Europe if Britain ceased to apply the EU principles of free movement of goods, capital, services and people.

Aside from trade, huge questions now face the millions of British expatriates who live freely elsewhere in the bloc and enjoy equal access to health and other benefits, as well as some 2 million EU citizens who live and work in Britain.

Core founding members of the EU such as France and Germany will be wary of making life too easy for Britain for fear of encouraging eurosceptics across the continent to call for referendums in their countries.

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said last weekend that "when you're out, you're out", insisting Britain could expect no preferential treatment. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has issued similar warnings.

Both countries, whose painful post-war reconciliation formed the basis for the future union of Europe, must now deal with buoyant anti-EU parties at home, with the Alternative fuer Deutschland  in Germany and the Front National in France."


Comment: They hate it when you're "buoyant." They thought they'd have you in chains forever. 


Added: "The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony."...

4/27/16, "We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down, and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs....

From Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech in Washington, DC at the Center for the National Interest, 4/27/16

4/27/16, "Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech,"  


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